Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! Read Online Free - A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award–nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn.
Tim Gunn, America’s favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner.
While Gunn’s Golden Rules showcased Tim “as life coach,” imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim “as teacher.” Divided into sections on common themes—leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy—this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim’s own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist’s office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a “life assignment,” where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you’ve learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations.
So grab a pencil and start taking notes: class is officially in session!
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September 11, 2016
So there's a lot of good stuff in this book. Tim Gunn knows mentoring and teaching. But apparently another thing he's an expert at is transphobic speech.
[TW for the rest of this review, transphobic BS]
My hackles were raised at some uneducated comments he made about homeschooling being an Ideal,...
November 02, 2015
Tim Gunn is on my short list of celebrities I'd invite to a dinner party. He will not be making it to the list of celebrities I'd like as pen pals. This is poorly written and uninspiring. It's not funny or educational or motivating, and my main takeaway is that Mr Gunn loves loves loves Diane Von...
November 18, 2015
I'll be the first to admit that I'm an unabashed Tim Gunn fan. I admire and love him. That being said, I adored this book for Tim's heartfelt views on teaching and the arts. He hits the nail on the head of what makes an excellent teacher and mentor.
August 08, 2015
"Teachers who save us from ignorance should be given the glory (and income!) of open-heart surgeons."
"Some people believe in being 'practical,' and only studying things that will prepare us for the exact job we will have. But I believe that education should broaden our horizons. Nothing we learn...
April 11, 2015
In this book by Project Runway mentor and former teacher Tim Gunn, he offers advice on teaching and mentoring. Anecdotes from Gunn's life, along with gossip and insider info on the fashion world, are interspersed with the teaching guidance. If you like Gunn, you will enjoy reading this, although...
June 10, 2017
I just re-read this for a presentation I gave on feedback and assessment in teaching. I love his approach to teaching--his "TEACH" acronym (truth-telling, empathy, asking, cheerleading, and hoping for the best) approach to giving students feedback is spot-on and helpful. Plus, his stories of bein...
April 28, 2017
Probably more like a 4.5, but there were just too many moments in the book that brought me joy to not round up.
March 18, 2017
I read this book because I always felt Tim Gunns Advise was sound . Although not a educator his advise is certainly transferrable for achieving a successful life.
March 25, 2015
You’ve probably experienced this at least once in your life…
That moment where you are reading a book…and that one sentence…those few words…leaps off the pages and gives you that warm hug and a pat on the back that lets you know that everything will be okay.
Well that’s how I felt when I read “Tim...
September 20, 2016
An entertaining, but rambling, look into the teaching and mentoring philosophy of Tim Gunn. It's loosely structured by the five components of his "T.E.A.C.H." approach, but in reality, the chapters often have little connection.
I would have preferred a more linear book -- talking about his own exp...